Kale Chips

Ingredients:

1 bunch of kale (curley or flat)
Olive oil
Salt if desired

Method

Tear raw kale into bite size pieces (roughly the size of potato chips)

Toss lightly with olive oil (1-2 tablespoons will do a whole  large bowl and more)

Kale will be just coated but not dripping with oil (start with 1 tablespoon)

Spread the kale on a cookie sheet so chips aren't touching

Lightly salt (if desired)

Bake at 200 degrees F for approximately 30 minuites until crisp (but not brown or black).
The trick is to bake the kale slowly. It helps to check it part way through and a few minutes before the timer goes.

Let cool if you can and enjoy this low-fat, low-salt and high-fibre alternative to conventional chips.

Recipe submitted by John Dicks, Occupational Therapist, Seniors' Mental Health Services Outreach, Capital Health district.